Important changes to MET Call, Code Blue for COVID-19

When responding to a MET call or Code Blue you must now assume every patient is COVID-19 positive and protect yourself with the appropriate tier of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) before providing care.

Remember – your safety comes first.

This means when responding to:

  • MET Call all staff to use Tier 2 – airborne and contact precautions
  • Code Blue (Adult) -all staff managing the airway use Tier 3 – airborne and contact precautions (high-risk). All other staff to use a minimum of Tier 2- airborne and contact precautions.
  • Code Blue (Neonatal and Paediatrics): the airway team must be in at least Tier 2 PPE and staff wearing TIER 2 PPE can safely commence basic airway and breathing support

Please see details about the PPE and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation rules.

More detailed information about these tiers can be found on the protecting yourself and others page.

Please continue to make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training a priority.

Contact Dr Anjali Dhulia, Chief Medical Officer via switch for any queries.

Authorised by Dr Anjali Dhulia, Chief Medical Officer
Signed off by HICT 10 April 2020

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